- What types of word come after the noun that you’re describing?
- who, which, that, where, when
- Which words can come after a person?
- who, that
- Which words can come after a thing?
- which, that
- When do we use ‘when’ and ‘where’ in this type of sentence?
- ‘When’ can be used for a time, and ‘where’ for a place. However, the way of using these words is a little bit flexible. You can see that in the next page.
- What comes next (after who / when / where etc.)?
- After who/ which/ that: often the next word is a verb, then there might be another noun (the object of the sentence).
- After when or where: there’s a complete sentence with a noun or pronoun (subject) and a verb.
Who, which and that are called relative pronouns and the next part of the sentence is a relative clause.
When and where are a bit different: they’re relative adverbs but we use them in a similar way.
To learn more about relative clauses, click on this post.